Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology

Welcome to our website.  Allow us to help you discover and enjoy the stunning wildlife and unique wild spaces that can be found throughout Assynt.

Assynt is located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. Our parish contains some of the most incredible scenery you will encounter in Scotland. We have deep sea lochs, pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of wildlife recorded in Assynt, whether birds, dolphins, fungi, insects, or plants never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer. Visit our species galleries for a small taster of what’s possible.

If you are travelling the ‘North Coast 500’, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while. Then, give yourself time to appreciate the wider landscape. You never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a great number of wildlife sightings every year. Each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You can help with this, simply send us your sightings via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data now available we hope you find something of interest. Please visit us again to continue your adventure, and discover more of Assynt’s Wildlife, Landscape and Geology.

What's New?

Three little things

December 1st 2023

Montane Lichens on Quinag

November 29th 2023

Assynt’s Trees and Shrubs

November 28th 2023

Sounds of Nature - an update

November 27th 2023

East coast birds

November 24th 2023

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Great Northern Diver

Six birds off Clachtoll (DAH) (05/12)

Whooper Swan

Two adult birds, Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll (DAH) (05/12)


Three 1st-winter birds still present on Loch an Aigeil (DAH) (02/12)

Little Grebe

Three birds, Loch Inver (DAH) (02/12)

Common Scoter

Three birds, Loch Inver (Stefan Taylor), still present the following day (DAH) (01/12)

Little Grebe

Two birds, Loch Inver (DAH) (30/11)

Mixed Gulls

69 Common Gulls, 13 Great Black-backed Gulls, 9 Herring Gulls, and a single Black-headed Gull, all resting on sand at Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (29/11)



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